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Probe zeros in on Park over corruption scandal

Halfway through a high-profile probe into the corruption scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment, the independent counsel’s remaining task is the hardest and most important -- ques...

Updated : 2017.01.22 18:05

Seoul subway train catches fire

A Seoul subway train caught fire earlier Sunday, leading to an evacuation of about 100 passengers. No casualties were reported.According to the fire authority, a train passing through Seoul's southern district of Jamsil caught fire around 6:30 a.m., which was extinguished in 30 minutes. Th...

Updated : 2017.01.22 11:26

Protesters hold 13th weekly rally to demand Park's ouster

South Koreans took to the streets Saturday to demand scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye's resignation and the arrest of corporate leaders over bribery charges, marking the 13th straight weekly rally.Braving cold weather amid snow flurries, hundreds of thousands of protesters held a candle...

Updated : 2017.01.22 09:42

S. Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.   Cho Y...

Updated : 2017.01.21 13:40

Korea Post's delivery service ranked No. 1 in consumer satisfaction

 Delivery service by South Korea's postal service operator Korea Post ranked No. 1 in consumer satisfaction, a survey showed Friday.Korea Post received 3.97 points out of a possible 5 in overall sati...

Updated : 2017.01.20 10:29

Heavy snow leads to traffic jams in Korea

Heavy snow pounded central South Korea, including the capital city of Seoul, overnight on Friday, leading to traffic and flight disruptions.According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, Seoul ...

Updated : 2017.01.20 09:44

Court may deliver verdict on Park’s fate in February

Rep. Kwon Seong-dong, who leads the parliamentary team for President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial, said Thursday that a court decision on the sanctioned president is likely to be made in Februar...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:04

FKI blames Park in court

South Korea’s largest business lobby group claimed Thursday that it was instructed by the presidential office to solicit corporate donations for Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of President Park Geun-h...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:58

[FEATURE] Why childhood obesity is more prevalent among low-income families

In the 1980s, plump cheeks and round legs were a symbol of successful child-rearing in South Korea. “Your baby should participate in the chubby baby contest” was one of the best compliments a paren...

Updated : 2017.01.19 15:26

Arrest sought for minister, ex-presidential chief of staff over artist blacklist

South Korean investigators on Wednesday sought warrants to formally arrest the country‘s culture minister and a former presidential chief of staff over allegations the Park Geun-hye administration bl...

Updated : 2017.01.18 21:21

Warrants sought for Kim Ki-choon, Cho Yoon-sun

[Urgent] The independent counsel asked the court to issue arrest warrants for former presidential chief of staff Kim Ki-choon and Culture Minister Cho Yoon-sun. (Yonhap)(

Updated : 2017.01.18 20:58

[From the scene] Lee Jae-yong’s grueling day

Samsung Group’s de facto leader Lee Jae-yong is possibly at the lowest point of his life as he nervously waits for a court’s decision on his arrest warrant.  The heir apparent of the nation’s larg...

Updated : 2017.01.18 19:25

Gallery operator, antique dealer get jail terms for counterfeiting artist's works

A Seoul court on Wednesday sentenced a local gallery operator and an antique dealer to four years and seven years in prison, respectively, for selling forged art works of renowned South Korean artist ...

Updated : 2017.01.18 18:11

Former Japan sex slavery victim dies at 94

A Korean victim of Japan's wartime sex slavery died at her home in Xiaogan, in China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, the South Korean government said. She was 94.Park Cha-soon's death brought the number ...

Updated : 2017.01.18 16:37

South Korea to check air passenger info to sort out potential terrorists

Starting in April, South Korea will check information on inbound air passengers to sort out potential terrorists, officials said Wednesday, as Seoul seeks to beef up security ahead of major sporting e...

Updated : 2017.01.18 11:50